Jill Stuart Crystal Bloom Beloved Charm

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Born in New York, in 1965, fashion designer Jill Stuart grew up in a ‘fashion’ family, and started at the age of 15. Her parents George and Lynn Stuart worked in Manhattan’s Garment District and created the label Mister Pants, which was an early creator of women’s tailored trousers and trouser suits in men’s fabrics. Lynn Stuart also had her own higher end label, and became known for creating outfits for actresses including Lucille Ball, Natalie Wood and Sheila MacRae.

In 1980, Jill Stuart begins her design career at the age of 15 selling her silver and leather chokers to Bloomingdales. Five years later she opened her first store, an Upper East Side boutique focusing on accessories such as belts and handbags. By 1990, her stoles, bags and fur accessories could be found in stores such as Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. Her eponymous label was launched in 1993 and included Skinclothes – a range of leather garments, such as slip dresses, kilts, jeans and jackets. Since then, Jill Stuart hasn’t stopped gaining fame all over the world and has even launched two new brands in 2000 : a jeans and a lingerie collection. Madonna, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie. In 2010 Jill Stuart started her cosmetics and fragrance line.

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This year Jill Stuart is celebrating five years of the Crystal Bloom Collection and is launching a new Crystal Bloom Beloved Charm fragrance, as well as a very lovely miniature collection (above). Beloved Charm is a feminine floral composition that reflects the aromas of a blooming garden full of freshness, greenery, and delicate flowers.

Top notes: Geranium, ‘snow-drops’, ‘sweet pie’
Heart: May rose, Lily-of-the-Valley
Base: Osmanthus, Musk, Cedar, Tulle accord

Crystal Bloom Beloved Charm reveals the scents of sweet peas, snowdrop flowers, and geranium in the opening of the composition, leading us to a bouquet of May roses and lemony, fresh and green lily-of-the-valley at the heart. The base intensifies the florals with the apricot-like osmanthus bloom embraced with musk, cedar, and the tulle accord characteristic of all Crystal Bloom editions.

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The color of the new bottle glass is a gradient from pink to gold and alludes to the floral nectar of the composition. There is a specially designed pendant, with a little mirror inside, on the neck of the bottle.

In addition to the new release of Crystal Bloom Beloved Charm, Jill Stuart will delight fans of the collection with a set of miniatures that includes five fragrances in 7.5ml bottles. The miniature set includes: Crystal Bloom Eau de Parfum, Crystal Bloom Snow, Crystal Bloom Blissful Breeze, Crystal Bloom Something Pure Blue, and the newest Crystal Bloom Beloved Charm.

Jill Stuart Crystal Bloom Beloved Charm is available as a 30ml and 50ml Eau de Toilette. Come into the beautiful world of Jill Stuart.

 

 

 

Mugler Fragrance opens freestanding store at Macy’s Chicago

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French Maison Clarins has opened a new boutique for its Mugler fragrance brand at Macy’s Chicago store, located on State Street. The new Mugler store was created around a concept the company called ‘The Art of Faceting Dreams’, combining a couture experience with surreal design elements, according to a press release.

With its soft curves and round modules in its architecture, this Mugler boudoir is designed to surprise and trigger personal emotions.

Christophe de Lataillade, International Creative Director of Clarins Fragrance Group.

Highlights of the store’s interior include a perfume fountain decorated by three suspended silver drops, furniture with black lining and a pair of ‘giving’ hands reaching out from one of the boutique’s walls, holding fragrances. To help visiting customers find products, the store features interactive technology like Mugler’s ‘Fragrance Finder’ system and ‘Radio Frequency Identification’ system. In addition, the boutique also features a display of twelve scents, called ‘the organ,’ that is designed to help customers find their best scent, the company said.

In addition to Mugler, Clarins Fragrance Group’s portfolio also includes the Clarins, My Blend and Azzaro brands. This past July, it was announced that the company has been in talks to sell both the Mugler and Azzaro brands to beauty giant L’Oréal, in a deal set to be completed sometime this year.

Come into the beautiful world of Thierry Mugler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hedi Slimane Debuts Celine’s Perfumes With A New Haute Parfumerie Line

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With the appointment of Hedi Slimane as Celine’s artistic, creative and image director in 2018, a new era of the French Maison was birthed. From the replacement of the previous accented logo (that received mixed reviews from critics) to the debut of the fashion house first male collection, Slimane has been dedicated to steering the brand in a fresh, new direction.

After a 55-year lull period from fragrances, Celine returns with its Haute Parfumerie Collection with Hedi Slimane at the helm.

And now, the man is reintroducing fragrances to Celine’s offerings. Since its first perfume in 1964 called Vent Fou, fragrances have taken a backseat at the French Maison. Come October, the brand will be opening the doors of its first Haute Parfumerie Boutique at 390 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris. It will house this 11-piece fragrance line that’s suitable for daytime and evening wear.

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The reinterpreted fragrance line will be nothing like its predecessors. While the Vent Fou was a floral-scented scent made for women only, Slimane’s Haute Parfumerie collection will feature modern, gender-neutral fragrances that deliberately steer away from traditionally masculine and feminine notes in its accords and compositions.

15 Years after the creation of Maison Christian Dior Perfume Collection, Hedi Slimane presents his Haute Parfumerie Collection for Maison Celine.

This seems only natural coming from Slimane, what with the man’s penchant for questioning the societal norms of gender through his collections and photographs.

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Expect the fragrances to be stamped with Slimane’s powdery signature, which informed his olfactory creations in 2004 when he reigned as Dior Homme’s creative director too. Slimane also meant for this faceted (see: not basic like short compositions) collection to reflect the classicism and sophistication of the Parisian spirit.

Just as at home on the wrist of a man as they are a woman’s, the scents utilise classic notes found in French perfumery of the Sixties and Seventies. The faceted accords and compositions in the collection deliberately make no distinction or separation between traditional masculine and feminine notes.

How? He does so by playing on emblematic notes of French perfumery from the ’60s and ’70s such as tree moss, iris, rose or chypre accords – since they are seen as timeless markers of perfumes back then. From Parade and Dans Paris to Eau de Californie, Reptile and Night Clubbing, there is a perfume for every inclination and event, each one as timeless as the next.

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The flacon is also made to reflect a certain French sense of je ne sais quoi. Designed by Slimane himself, the clean, minimalistic design evokes both the Art Deco era and the art of French glass blowing, thanks to its long, strong lines and lacquered black top.

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Here’s the full list of Celine’s 11 Haute Parfumerie perfumes.

Celine Haute Parfumerie Parade
Celine Haute Parfumerie Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Celine Haute Parfumerie Dans Paris
Celine Haute Parfumerie Cologne Française
Celine Haute Parfumerie Bois Dormant (launching in 2020)
Celine Haute Parfumerie La Peau Nue
Celine Haute Parfumerie Rimbaud (launching in 2020)
Celine Haute Parfumerie Eau De Californie

For Evening:
Celine Haute Parfumerie Reptile
Celine Haute Parfumerie Black Tie
Celine Haute Parfumerie Nightclubbing

Celine’s Haute Parfumerie Collection will be available at Celine’s Haute Parfumerie Boutique (from October), and you’ll be able to take a sniff of nine of the perfumes at Celine Boutiques worldwide from October 31, and the remaining two in 2020 – as if you needed another excuse to visit.

Come into the beautiful world of Celine.

 

 

 

 

Ô Hira

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Stéphane Humbert Lucas, synesthesic perfumer, ventures into a new form of expression in a high–end perfume. The creation relies on the purity of the elements, their refinement a product of constant observation of what is perceptible. Fond of slogans and keywords, Stéphane Humbert Lucas makes them sharper. His perpetual quest of the absolute has led him to search for the symbol, the banner, the crest.

A pure, primitive scent for amber lovers, rough and warm. The perfume of experts, it is often called ‘the diamond of the collection’. Ô Hira is named for the mountain located northeast of the holy city of Mecca where the Prophet Mohammed is said to have received his first divine revelations from God through his angel Gabriel. Also known as the Mountain of Light, this fragrance takes its cues from this holy place’s most ancient rock-strewn, tough terrain.

Topnotes: Ambra, Leather, Benzoin, Woody notes
Heartnotes: Earth, Saltpetre, Amber, Cinnamon
Basenotes: Vanilla, Musk, Tonka bean,

Fossilized amber resin, labdanum, and ambergris are the ancient materials of the old world harnessed for use in this purest of amber fragrances. If Stéphane Humbert Lucas’ goal was to create a pure amber, then he most assuredly has succeeded. Briny, salty minerals from the ambergris add a subtle, refined marine aspect to the amber accord, and labdanum a dark, raw leathery heartbeat. Together, the amber, leather, rock minerals, and subtle spice wind around each other like serpents, creating an overall aroma that is as smooth as saltwater taffy and just as appetizing. Although the fragrance is rugged rather than sweet, there is some appealing softness in the base arising from the clever use of silky, chocolate-like tonka bean, earthy vanilla, and a feathery musk.

 

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The Odyssey of Stéphane Humbert Lucas. A cap of honeycombed metal, vaulted dome, pointing sharply. A crystalline artifact with limpid curves. A crown forged of a triple 7 pierced with an aigrette of refinement. A small multi-faceted stone. Extracts of perfume with vertical fragrances.

Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 Ô Hira is available as 50ml Eau de Parfum, and available at very selected stores.

 

 

 

Iconic Ô de Lancôme

 

 

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French Maison Lancôme was founded in 1935 by Armand Petitjean, a former coty employee. The company’s name was inspired by the ruins of a castle, Le Chateau de Lacosme, and the Maison’s rose symbol was inspired by the roses that surround it.

Lancôme orginated as a perfume compagny, launching five fragrances – Bocages, Conquete, Kypre, Tendre Nuit, and Tropiques – in time for the 1935 World’s Fair in Brussels, Belgium. The company later expanded its offerings to include cosmetics and skincare products. Lancôme joined the L’Oréal family in 1964, after which many of their classic and best loved fragrances were created, including Climat (1967), Ô de Lancome (1969), Sikkim (1971), Magie Noire (1978), Trésor (1990), Poême (1995), Miracle (2000), and La Vie est Belle (2012).

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All beautiful and now iconic fragrances. Ô de Lancome is as modern as it was launched fifty years ago. Experience the freshness with Lancôme’s sensual fragrance, Ô de Lancôme. A cool and invigorating scent, the deliciously spontaneous and natural Eau de Toilette is the essence of lightness and exhilaration.

A refreshing moment of escape and connection with nature.

Created by Robert Gannon, Ô de Lancôme is appropaite for summer mood during whole year it is full of sunbeams and refreshing notes. The dynamic citrusy aromas of lemon, tangerine, bergamot, and petit grain blends with fresh flowers, such as honeysuckle, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley. The heart is bitter and aromatic, composed of rosemary and basil. The sharp base note consists of vetiver, oak moss, amber gris and musk

Top Notes: Citrus and Floral (Lemon, Mandarin, and Bergamot)
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Honeysuckle and Green Aromatics (Basil, Rosemary and Coriander)
Base Notes: Oak Moss, Musk, Amber Gris, Vetiver

Honeysuckle is native to China. This delicate shrub produces small, white jasmine-scented flowers that bloom in late winter or spring. It delivers a sweetly floral scent with jasmine, orange, herbal and honey notes.

Ô-de-Lancôme-Flacon-GIF-minDecorated with Lancômes famous rose symbol, the flacon of Ô de Lancome captures the energy of running water caught and perpetuated in glass.

Okay, so we know this is a female fragrance but we don’t care! Its suitable for unisex wear in our opinion. Ideal if you fancy a citrus scent that’s going to be different. Ô de Lancome is available as 30, 75, 100 and 200ml Eau de Toilette at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Lancôme.

 

 

 

 

Elegantes’ Rose Musk

Elegantes-Rose-Musk-Oil-Harrods.jpgBoth elegant and simple, Elegantes’ Rose Musk blends Moroccan rose with oriental inspiration and a richness from spices and the woody notes of amber, cinnamon and saffron. An exotic and distinctive scent from Elegantes London, famous for their exquisite perfumes, created of the most precious and pure ingredients.

Feel like a princess, Elegantes’ Rose Musk is housed in a stunning, specially designed and handblown flacon of 200ml. Sadly, beauty doesn’t always come cheap, Euro 2,628.95. Elegantes’ Rose Musk is available at Harrods.